Our Governors


Mrs Lobo, Our Chair of Governors

The aim of the Governor team at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.

We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

To deliver this effectively the Governor team members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of three years.

We meet together at least once a term as a whole team, and in three sub groups focused on Finance and Staffing, Health and Safety, and the Curriculum. In addition we each have a specialist subject that we take particular interest in (eg. Numeracy, Literacy, Art, ICT).

We are always keen to hear your views, so please use the suggestion box (located in the school hall) or feel free to contact any of us directly. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you.

Mrs Cheryl Lobo
Chair of Governors

Governing Body

Name Governor Type
Mrs C Lobo Chair of Governors, Director Appointed Governor
Mrs A Beesley Director Appointed Governor
Mr D Bicknell Director Appointed Governor
Mrs S Glendinning Director Appointed Governor
Mrs A Hudson Director Appointed Governor
Mrs J Jackson Director Appointed Governor
Mr S Cardy Foundation Governor
Miss A North Parent Governor
Mrs L Shores Parent Governor
Mrs J Hopkins Headteacher
Miss H Geeson Staff Governor
Mrs R Thompson Clerk to the Governors

Also see:

Meet the Team

Mrs Alex Beesley

I was born in Liverpool, spending the first 35 years of my life in the City before moving to the Vale of Belvoir in 2009 with my husband and going on to have 2 children, one is already at Redmile school and the youngest will be starting the school in 2017. Prior to having my first child, I enjoyed a 10 year career in IT liaising with Blue Chip Companies. I’d like to use the transferrable skills I’ve acquired to good use, helping Redmile School, to continue to provide an outstanding learning environment to help all the pupils achieve their full potential. I’m going to relish the opportunity to make a difference and continue the excellent work that the existing Governance Team do which has been evident in my interaction with the school to date .

Mr Darren Bicknell

I was born in 1967 in Guildford Surrey and now live in Gamston, Nottingham with my wife Claire. We have 3 children who all attend school in Bingham. I spent most of my life as a Professional Cricketer with Surrey for 13 years1987-1999 before joining Nottinghamshire in 2000 and retired in 2006.I have been Director of the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust since December 2008 and have a good knowledge of the Vale and local community, getting involved with many school projects promoting sport. I am delighted to be able to contribute further to the Redmile community and look forward to working with our strong governor team.

Miss Hollie Geeson

I have been representing the staff as a governor since I joined Redmile CofE Primary School in September 2014. I grew up in the Vale of Belvoir attending another Vale primary school then moving on to Belvoir High School before attending university and starting my teaching career in the surrounding area. I am very passionate about the sustainability of our small schools and supporting the local community. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and knowledgable team of staff and governors that strive to provide the best education possible for the children in our school.

Mrs Sarah Glendinning

I have lived in Barkestone with my husband Ross since 2007. My son Oliver attends Redmile school with Amy due to start in September 2017. I became a director appointed governor in January 2017 and am keen to work with staff and other governors to support the school and continue to see it strive for success. Prior to giving up my career to look after our two young children, I worked for 16 years as a Merchandiser in retail at Next Plc Head office in Leicester.

Mrs Julie Hopkins

I am the Head teacher of the school as well as being a mum to a 16 year old daughter at Belvoir High School. Many of the Governors responsibilities are delegated to me on a daily basis to act on their behalf. I maintain regular contact with all Governors via e-mail, to keep them informed of school business and organise termly committee meetings and visits to school from the Governors. This ensures everyone is involved in the full life of the school and enables us all to implement the shared vision to provide the best possible education and life experiences for our pupils. I am very proud to be part of such a dedicated team.

Mrs Ann Hudson

I have lived in Barkestone since 2006. My daughters, Rachel and Olivia both attend Redmile School and I became a parent governor in Nov 2011. Before deciding to be a stay-at-home mum while the girls are still young, I worked for 12 years as a cancer research scientist at Leicester University. I am delighted to have joined the newly formed Eco-Schools committee and look forward to contributing to other committees as time goes on.

Mrs Joanna Jackson

I have lived in the vale for 5 years but moved to Plungar in 2010 with my husband, dog and daughters, Hattie & Pippa. I became appointed as a Local Authority governor for Redmile just before Christmas 2008. I am delighted to join the team, and having seen the difference a strong Governing Body can make throughout my own education, I'm eager to ensure my contribution has a similar effect. My career has seen me working in Financial Services in Nottingham analysing and exploring new business opportunities, so I am able to contribute fully to the Finance and Personnel & Health & safety committees, as well as supporting the school in Numeracy.

Mrs Cheryl Lobo

I have lived in Redmile for 8 years with my husband Ben and daughter Harriet, who attends Redmile School. I have been a parent Governor since Jan 10 and became Chair Oct 11. I am actively involved in the school providing regular support to Class 1 and 2. As a qualified dance teacher, running dance schools for the past 23 years I am thrilled to offer this learning and fun to all children of the school as well. I have worked in the NHS my entire career, as a clinician, manager, educator and service development lead. I am proud of our local school. I am keen to work in close partnership with its pupils, parents, staff and governors to support the school and help it grow.

Miss Alex North

I have lived in Barkestone since 2012; my partner works as the herd manager on the dairy farm in the village. We have 3 children, our eldest attends Redmile School and the other 2 will follow on. I am proud to be a parent governor to help support and represent the parents and the school. Prior to being a full time mummy, I worked for nearly 8 years for MARS at their research centre just outside Waltham on the Wolds.

Mrs Lisa Shores

My husband and I moved to Redmile from Nottingham in 2006, whilst expecting our first child. We watched the school develop and excel and have not been disappointed now we attend the school. Both of our children love Redmile Primary School and we are delighted with the benefits and quality this lovely school provides. I chose to support the school further by standing as a parent governor, to represent and consider parents views in the schools activities and direction. I'm on the Health & Safety Governor Committee and represent the school on the Viking Challenge Committee. Outside of school, I'm a part-time swimming instructor for Nottinghamshire County Council, teaching for the education service; babies through to primary years.